What do school boards do?
According to GreatSchools.org, the main responsibilities of the school board are to:
- Set the vision and goals for the district
- Adopt policies that give the district direction to set priorities and achieve its goals
- Hire and evaluate the superintendent
- Adopt and oversee the annual budget
A typical school board meeting will include many business items, such as approving the school calendar, adopting curriculum, overseeing construction, and approving contracts with outside vendors.
“I have said many times that DeSoto County Schools has one of the best school boards in America,” said Supt. Cory Uselton. “They provide great insight into overseeing the business of our district while paying close attention to the district’s priorities for academic achievement.”